Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Some good news

At least we can be relatively happy with city council. This meeting notice came from Rob Read on the Lexiconjury list:


Planning application for: 76 Wychwood Avenue, The Wychwood Barns

Site

The subject 1.9 hectare site is owned by the City of Toronto and currently contains five vacant TTC Car Barns. The site has frontages on Wychwood Avenue, Benson Avenue and Christie Street.

Proposal

The applicant proposes the adaptive reuse of 4 of the TTC Car Barns in the context of a proposed public park. The project aims to provide affordable space for artists and environmental initiatives.

The four barns would accommodate a range of uses including 26 affordable artist live/work units, artists studios, multi-purpose areas, administration spaces, rehearsal space, a greenhouse, an exterior sheltered garden, and a community bake oven.

The remainder of the property is to be used as a public park to be designed by City parks staff in consultation with the local community.

Purpose of the Meeting

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to have input on this project, view the plans and ask questions. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can still make your views known by sending a fax (416) 392-1330 or by writing to Ted Tyndorf, Director, Community Planning, South District, Urban Development Services, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2.

If you would like further information about the proposal, please contact Joe Nanos, Senior Planner at (416) 338-5747 or Sarah Phipps, Assistant Planner, at(416) 392-7622.

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